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From My Hospital Bed

Where do the squirrels go
during the rain?
Can they hear the thunder?
Can they feel my pain?

And where are the birds
for the flash of light?
Are their wings tucked away,
no take off, no flight?

And am I the only one
stuck here in this bed?
Not frightened by the noise,
but relaxed instead?
Feeling comfort and rest
in the gloom of the sky,
wanting to sleep
but too sick to try?

Chilled by the air
so sodden and wet,
reveling in the day
thunder and lightning met?
It makes me feel happy,
feel good, feel fine,
to know Nature’s thoughts
are as big a mess as mine.

Damien Zreibe Damien Zreibe (8 Posts)


University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

Hello! My name is Damien and I'm a student at the University of South Florida's College of Medicine. I was born and raised on the island of Antigua, and have been writing poetry and fiction for years. I hope you enjoy my work!